Amos Tunsil, Sr., age 92, passed away on May 5, 2023, in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born on March 6, 1931 to Rosa and Colira Tunsil, in Lake City, Florida. He graduated from Richardson High School, Lake City, Florida and later from Walker College, Jacksonville, Florida. He was married to Irene Gloria McTaw on January 6, 1956. Amos was known as a loving husband, father, and dedicated church deacon.
Amos served in the U.S. Army. Upon leaving military service he managed an Enco service station. He was later employed by Florida East Coast Railway (FEC), where he worked as a truck driver until he retired after 25 years of devoted service.
Amos has been a member of Church of God since his marriage to Irene over 67 years ago where he served in various positions: Chairman of Trustees, Church Clerk, Leader of Ward #6, Chairman of Finance, member of Church and Pastors Council, Sunday School Teacher, VBS teacher, bus/van driver, and Coordinator for “A Loaf for A Life” providing daily meals for local AIDS patients. He was known for his honesty and trustworthiness. Brother Tunsil firmly believes the scripture, “I must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.” (John 9:4 NKJV)
Amos was preceded in death by his siblings, Ozie Tunsil, Earl Tunsil, and Rosebud Bevel; grandchildren, Octavier and Darius; and great grandchildren, Keyon and Octavius.
Amos is survived by his wife, Irene Gloria; and their children, VonDerryl Tunsil-Harrell (Edward), Anson Tunsil, Sr. (Lula), Patricia Tunsil-Harrell (Marvin), and Amos Erlon Tunsil, II (Lisa); also, by his siblings, Lucile Mizelle and James Tunsil; grandchildren, Edzemeum, Edward Jr., Eddrick, Chamario, Tekeasha, Anson Jr., Aston, Ansonia, Kashaun, Tarelle, Kenitra, Kenneth, Tanisha, and Ayanna; thirty-three great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; godson, Torrence Thomas; and special nephew, Larry T. McTaw, Sr.
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